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Former UT football players charged with sexual assault will appear in court

Former UT players charged with sexual assault will appear in court

UPDATE: Montrel Meander's hearing has been rescheduled for October. The case against Kendall Sanders is still set to be heard Tuesday, September 2.


KVUE — Two University of Texas football players charged with sexual assault and suspended indefinitely from the team will appear in court on Tuesday.

Montrel Meander and Kendall Sanders each face one charge of second-degree felony sexual assault, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography.

The men are accused of sexually assaulting a female student on June 21 in an on-campus dorm room. Court documents say the men assaulted the female student in the San Jacinto Residence Hall when they got home after a night on Sixth Street.

A Travis County judge released the men on a personal bond after their arrests, so they didn't have to put up any money for their release. Sources tell KVUE News the judge did that because the suspects cooperated with the investigation.

Montrell and Sanders can not have any contact with the alleged victim. They are also banned from the dorm and will have to go through the university disciplinary judicial process.


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Former UT football players will head to court on Tuesday, September 2.  Photo by KVUE News